Monthly Archives: April 2012

Review of The Outsiders by Gerald Seymour

By | 30/04/2012

I was fortunate to receive an advance copy of The Outsiders, due for publication in July 2012. It is Gerald Seymour’s 29th novel and in it he revisits some of his usual themes, namely organised crime (see Killing Ground, The Untouchable, Rat Run and The Collaborator) and government-sanctioned extra-legal murder (see Harry’s Game, At Close… Read More »

Avengers movie review

By | 27/04/2012

As promised here are my comments on the Avengers. I’m going to try and avoid spoilers so rather than dwell too much on the plot I’ll stick to some general comments on the characters. The move clocked in at well over two hours long but it was a “didn’t look at my watch once” movie.… Read More »

Avengers Musings: Maria Hill is a Hottie

By | 27/04/2012

I was lucky enough to see The Avengers last night when it opened here in the UK. Wow. A more detailed review will follow in time. Until then I thought I would share one thought with you: Namely that Maria Hill, as played by Cobie Smulders, is a hottie. I have attached pictorial evidence to… Read More »

Black Widow scene from The Avengers

By | 04/04/2012

Ok, just seen this and it’s worth posting. Here’s a short scene from the upcoming The Avengers movie with Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow performing her own brand of interrogation. And damn if Joss Whedon hasn’t written the part perfectly. That is Natasha Romanoff from the comics in action. Perfect, perfect, perfect. Follow the… Read More »

The Outsiders Gerald Seymour cover image surfaces

By | 04/04/2012

I spotted a small cover image for Gerald Seymour’s new novel The Outsiders last night on his agent’s website. The book was previously titled The Graveyard Team and The Innocents. Here’s the new blurb from the same page. The Costa Del Sol: a holiday playground for millions, but also one of the two biggest Europea… Read More »